Content posted in November 2014
Europe vs. Google
Blog 11/26/2014 28 comments
Google may not give much thanks for the gift Europe is about to hand it on Thanksgiving this year.
Your Part in the Recovery
Blog 11/25/2014 7 comments
Engineers and innovators are central to the slow but ongoing economic recovery, a top economist told a recent gathering of semiconductor executives.
Culture Is King in Job Search
Blog 11/21/2014 15 comments
Programmers, web developers, and software engineers often assume that technical skills land jobs and lead to career success, but in today’s startup landscape, company culture is king.
What Are You Wearing?
Blog 11/20/2014 6 comments
The wearables market is at $6 billion this year and is expected to rise to $33 billion by 2019. What are you wearing? What will you be wearing soon?
Qualcomm Takes Aim at Servers
Blog 11/20/2014 8 comments
Qualcomm has become the sixth company to announce plans to build ARM-based server SoCs, likely focusing at least in part on opportunities in wireless infrastructure.
UWB Returns as a GPS for IoT
Blog 11/18/2014 Post a comment
Ultrawideband technology (a.k.a. impulse radio) is staging a comeback as a technique to add localization for a wide range of uses in the Internet of Things.
The Role of QA
Break Points 11/17/2014 Post a comment
Delivering high quality doesn't mean leaning on QA to find your errors. Quality assurance is not supposed to find bugs.
Gimme an MMU!
Break Points 11/14/2014 11 comments
Software is inherently fragile. A memory management unit can prop it up.
Happy Dance Around a Volcano
Max’s Cool Beans 11/13/2014 56 comments
Max is now the proud owner of a 50-year old Sirram Volcano Kettle, which is impervious to the wind and rain and therefore ideal for holidaying in England.
That Simple Sense Resistor Isn't So Simple
Blog 11/12/2014 18 comments
Using a low-value sense resistor is a common technique for measuring current through a load, but applying even this simple component for such a basic, straightforward application has its subtleties and tradeoffs.
Rosetta & the Comet Landing
Engineering Pop Culture! 11/12/2014 54 comments
The Rosetta spacecraft has a landing craft, Philae, which is today leaving the mother ship and making a 7 hour, 1 km journey to land on comet 67P.
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